Asked Wednesday if the nation needs to accept greater loss of life, Trump said “hopefully it won’t be the case, but it may very well be the case.”
“We have to be warriors,” he said from his seat behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office. “We can’t keep our country closed down for years.”
First, am I the only one who is sick and tired about hearing about the “Resolute desk”? Apparently it is venerated by a set of White House reporter-wankers who were on the receiving end of nuggies and swirlies during high school, because it sounds so fucking butch.
Second, related to David and John’s posts below, two things:
- Most of the country ain’t seen nothing yet. Maybe they won’t, who knows, but if they pack into the Legion Hall Friday night without masks, they’ll probably meet the Grim Reaper sooner rather than later.
- The olds know the score. The old Fox News Republicans I know are all hunkering down and not planning on going out. Yeah, they might talk some smack when a pollster calls on their landline, but they’re not going anywhere, and if they must go somewhere, they’ll wear a mask, no matter which of their constitutional rights are violated.
I think there’s probably nothing that will keep the Fox News olds from voting absentee for Trump, but if there is, it might possibly be Trump’s manic insistence that they become combatants in a war to hide his gross incompetence.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I need another cocktail. Open thread.